Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran

Dress

Dress

Silk women’s dress, with solid and gul-i hind patterned stripes and hand stitched borders; belonged to Arghavan Khanum, daughter of Mihrbanu Marzban and Dinyar Bastani

Item Details

  • Date early/mid 20th century
  • Notes

    The traditional Zoroastrian dress is called qamis, which was usually stitched with several pieces of cloth and was known as Paranah-i Tir-u Sikh. Gul-i hind is a tie-dye work. Source: A Zoroastrian Tapestry: Art, Religion, and Culture, by P. Godrej and F. Punthakey Mistree (Ahmedabad: Mapin, 2002).

  • Dimensions Sleeves: 16.5 x 42 cm, between the sleeves: 78 cm, height: 105.5 cm
  • Collections Kourosh Aidun
  • Repository Kourosh Aidun Collection
  • Restrictions No restrictions
  • Accessed 8 July 2014
  • Last Edited 1 August 2014
  • Record no. 13119A46
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